Toronto Journals

Ontario's Capital

A travel journal to Toronto by AnnaLC

Casa Loma Photo, Toronto, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Here are some ideas for your visit to Toronto. The experiences come from being a relative-tourist guide and a tourist in my neighbouring city.

Ontario's Capital

Overview

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Casa Loma
The CN Tower
The Peel Pub
The Hockey Hall of Fame
The Toronto Eaton Centre

Quick Tips:

Dress for the occasion. Southern Ontario can experience near 90 degree temperatures...or drop below freezing.
All smart travellers know...comfortable shoes!
Carry a water bottle...some of the lineups can be long.

Best Way To Get Around:

If you're not in a hurry, take the T.T.C. within Toronto, and take the GO train to get downtown from the suburbs.
If your driving in Downtown Toronto, find a centrally located parking lot and walk to all your destinations.

Peel Pub

Restaurant | "The Peel Pub"

Peel Pub Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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Whether a night out at one of Toronto's many theatres, watching a sporting event with friends or just visiting Downtown Toronto, the Peel Pub is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Located in a basement with plenty of tables, the Peel Pub has a lot to offer. Their menu prices start at $2.99. The portions are great, the food is filling and you always leave with change in your pocket. My favourite item to order is their Veggie platter. It's a meal on its own! The food is great but what would a pub be without something to wet your whistle? Their drink list is long. But the best part about it is that it is reasonably priced. Located near the CN Tower, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Peel Pub
276 King St West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2
+1 416 977 0003

CN Tower

Attraction

CN Tower Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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Built in the 1970s, here is a perfect way to view Greater Toronto. Visit one of the Wonders of the Modern World, the CN Tower, still the World's Tallest Building at 553 metres (1815 ft. 5 in.). You don't have to be a visitor to Toronto to get excited about a visit to the "top of the city." In 58 seconds the glass elevators will take you up to the observation deck of the world's highest viewing galleries. Here you can take pictures, people watch or just enjoy a drink at the bar. Ever wonder what it feels like to walk on a cloud? For braver souls than I, a small portion of this deck has a glass floor, 342 metres (1,122 feet) above the ground! For the romantic souls, visit the 360...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

CN Tower
301 Front St West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
(416) 868-6937

Eaton Centre

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Attraction | "Toronto Eaton Centre"

Eaton Centre Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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This mall was built in 1979 and is the third largest shopping centre in Canada. With a variety of stores and services it is no wonder that it is considered one of Toronto's most popular attractions. It is bordered by Dundas Street (north), Yonge Street (east), Queen Street (south) and Bay Street (west). Frequented by Torontonians and tourists stopping to take pictures, the Eaton Centre is not only a shopping mall but a beautiful place just to go for a walk. You can visit the Disney Store or Roots; this multi-level mall offers you 285 stores to shop in. But take a moment to visit the old church in the court yard near Roots. In the summer you can also enjoy a lu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street Suite 110
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
(416) 598-8560

Casa Loma

Attraction

Casa Loma Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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A visit to Toronto would not be complete without visiting their Castle. Casa Loma was built by Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt between 1911 and 1914. It sits in the heart of Toronto and when you make the climb up the towers you are given a fabulous view of the city. With a walkman and headphones you can take a tour in a variety of languages, at your own pace, allowing you to stop, investigate and even take pictures. The best part of your tour will be the Gardens! The Terrace opens up to a large garden with flowers, fountains and even a wrought iron gazebo...yet another wonderful place for picture taking. Take an hour to explore the gardens with all its unique...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2001

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace (at Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8
(416) 923-1171

About the Writer

AnnaLC

AnnaLC
Mississauga, Ontario